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The Wasp Woman

Published 1960

A beautiful woman by day - a lusting queen wasp by night.

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

Run time 1:13:00
Producer Roger Corman
Production Company Santa Cruz Productions Inc.
Audio/Visual sound, B&W


Reviewer: Victor Von Psychotron - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 20, 2017
Subject: It's begging for a remake.
I haven't seen the 1995 remake, but I'm surprised it hasn't been remade again. The worship of beauty and the drive to attain it and avoid aging (death) at any cost is possibly stronger than ever today. Someone with a decent script could make a good horror film / social commentary movie out of this.
Reviewer: bluezenyth - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 15, 2016
Subject: Love It!
While I can't claim to be as academic and knowledgeable as most of the reviewers I have read, I can say that this piece was not without its charms. I do not expect an old horror movie on the campy side to be a blockbuster, but it was great fun. I love the 'monster' costume, I had to pause it and grab my husband to look when the monster finally made her appearance, and he agreed; it was one of the most interesting (for lack of a better vocabulary) creations he'd ever seen. He actually asked me to start it over so he could watch the whole thing, and was as delighted as I was. If you are expecting high art, enlightenment, or a masterpiece, this is not for you. If you are looking for some light enjoyment for a boring rainy afternoon, try this one out!
Reviewer: MovieMasterT3 - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 21, 2012
Subject: It's a real stinger !!!
Grab the popcorn and a can of wasp spray. Corny but funny B flick to watch. Thanks for the upload of this classic. +1
Reviewer: appledecca - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 3, 2010
Subject: Good fun Corman flick
4 Stars just for the hell of it ,he he !
Reviewer: Richard Fux - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 9, 2010
Subject: Decently Entertaining
Pretty slow, compared to modern movies, but fun enough to watch once, if you like corny old sci-fi.

I downloaded the Ogg Video and the MPEG4. Both looked and sounded about the same, although I only watched the MPEG4 from beginning to end. The video was adequate (you don't really need hi-def for something like this). The sound was a little fuzzy; I couldn't quite make out a few lines of dialogue.
Reviewer: inselpeter - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 8, 2009
Subject: Campy
Sure, it's a stupid movie, but it's a lot of fun.
Reviewer: bestpbx - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 6, 2009
Subject: 1959 was a good year for monsters!
It is just what you expect from a 1959 monster movie. I just enjoy the heck out of these films!
Reviewer: Lovethosemovies - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 11, 2008
Subject: It is what it is
Why do people come here to watch old campy movies and then complain about them? I have been downloading and watching movies from various movie sites for the last year of every genre. Most of the movies are in the 1999 to 2008 range. I have kept on the average only 1 out of 25 movies. You would think that with all the money and special effects that these modern movies would be better than that and yet I have kept 99% of all the movies that I have downloaded from Archive. Just watch the movies for what they were meant to be with all its faults, old fashioned effects and black and white frames. Stop complaining.
Reviewer: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid - favorite - April 23, 2008
Subject: Crap
This film is crap. It's really crappy crap. It's crappy crap which is crap.
Reviewer: Searchlight - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 15, 2008
Subject: Susan Cabot
I liked this movie.It has something special about
it.Susan Cabot(I hate to say)was murdered her
by her son in real life.She was beautiful as
was Sharon Tate.
Reviewer: RM115 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 5, 2006
Subject: Still spooky!
I was about 9 years old when this flick aired late one Friday night on 'Science Fiction Theature.' It was forbidden to watch for reasons my parents knew about but dumb little kids had to find out the hard way; the old man was sleeping in front of the TV so I sneaked in to enjoy a forbidden treat.....after watching this movie, it scared me so badly I couldn't sleep for three retrospect. the flick is really lame but back then all my pucker parts were pretty tight for a few days after seeing 'The Wasp Woman.' Still gives me shivers.
Reviewer: DougBee - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 17, 2006
Subject: Shooting Up
I thought the real intensity came when the woman would sneak into the lab and shoot herself up.
Reviewer: gcanning - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 24, 2006
Subject: Great b-film
This is a one of the great B-films from this era, and should be looked at, if only for the talents of the lead actress, Susan Cabot. This is director Roger Corman at his B-movie best.
Reviewer: postunder - favorite - June 20, 2006
Subject: Nothing special
didn't like this one, just didn't catch me.
Reviewer: CyborgSam - favorite - December 31, 2005
Subject: Not good or bad enough...
Not good enough to watch, nor bad enough to be a cult classic. Maybe MST3K could make this watchable. Some of the worst special effects ever. This, and a good dose of sugar, may keep pre-pubescent kids entranced enough to sit in front of it.
Reviewer: yakofujimato - favoritefavoritefavorite - September 24, 2005
Subject: It's Actually 'The Wasp Woman' not 'Women'
There are no plurality of Wasp creatures in this film, just the one!

Great fun flick by the way! It's trashy, campy fun! It's really interseting to see Michael Marks, longtime veteran of the classic Universal horror days (He was Maria's dad in the original 'Frankenstein'), play such a big role!
Reviewer: cry0fan - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 16, 2005
Subject: decent movie
fair plotting. Somewhat decent for the most part.

The ending is not that great.

I had the 440M file, and it looked pretty good.
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